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These Colorful Illustrations Bring Curitiba’s Landmarks to Life

08:00 - 5 January, 2016
These Colorful Illustrations Bring Curitiba’s Landmarks to Life, © Maycon Prasniewski
© Maycon Prasniewski

Artist Maycon Prasniewski has developed a series of illustrated posters featuring historic and cultural sites in Curitiba, Brazil. Important buildings in the city, such as the Oscar Niemeyer museum, the Wire Opera House, the Free University of the Environment (Unilivre), and the Botanical Garden are represented alongside other landmarks. 

© Maycon Prasniewski © Maycon Prasniewski © Maycon Prasniewski © Maycon Prasniewski +14

View the illustrations after the break. 

Gravata Apartment / Couto Arquitetura

09:00 - 2 January, 2016
Gravata Apartment / Couto Arquitetura, © Maíra Acayaba
© Maíra Acayaba
  • Architects

  • Location

    Itaím, Guarulhos - SP, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge

    Marcelo Couto
  • Architect Team

    Luciana Mass, Marina Budib
  • Area

    240.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Maíra Acayaba © Maíra Acayaba © Maíra Acayaba © Maíra Acayaba +39

AD Interviews: Santiago Calatrava on the Museum of Tomorrow

16:00 - 24 December, 2015

Last week marked the opening of Santiago Calatrava's Museum of Tomorrow in Rio de Janeiro. Prior to the its opening, ArchDaily sat down with Calatrava to learn more about the museum's design and how the project's fruition resulted in the removal of an elevated highway that once isolated the city from the harbor. 

Washington Fajardo to Curate Brazilian Pavilion at 2016 Venice Biennale

14:20 - 22 December, 2015
Washington Fajardo to Curate Brazilian Pavilion at 2016 Venice Biennale, Washington Fajardo. Image © Pool Communications
Washington Fajardo. Image © Pool Communications

Rio de Janeiro architect and urban planner Washington Fajardo has been named by the Bienal de São Paulo Foundation as curator of the Brazilian Pavilion at Venice Biennale 2016. Fajardo is president of the Rio World Heritage Institute (Instituto Rio Patrimônio da Humanidade) and the Municipal Council of Cultural Heritage Protection (Conselho Municipal de Proteção do Patrimônio), as well as special advisor to Mayor Eduardo Paes on urban planning issues.

Ramp House / Studio mk27 - Marcio Kogan + Renata Furlanetto

09:00 - 21 December, 2015
Ramp House / Studio mk27 - Marcio Kogan + Renata Furlanetto, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +55

White House / Studio MK27 - Marcio Kogan + Eduardo Chalabi

09:00 - 18 December, 2015
White House  / Studio MK27 - Marcio Kogan + Eduardo Chalabi, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +37

Santiago Calatrava's Museum of Tomorrow Opens in Rio de Janeiro

12:15 - 17 December, 2015
Santiago Calatrava's Museum of Tomorrow Opens in Rio de Janeiro, © Bernard Lessa
© Bernard Lessa

Santiago Calatrava is celebrating the opening of the Museu do Amanhã (The Museum of Tomorrow) this week in Rio de Janeiro. The highly anticipated museum, built on the Pier Mauá, features a distinct cantilevering roof that stretches 75-meters over the museum's 7,600-square-meter plaza and 45-meters towards the sea.

"The city of Rio de Janeiro is setting an example to the world of how to recover quality urban spaces through drastic intervention and the creation of cultural facilities such as the Museum of Tomorrow and the new Museum of Art,” said Santiago Calatrava. "This vision led us, in our first designs, to propose the addition of a plaza outside the Museum. The plaza creates a more cohesive urban space and reflects the neighborhood’s greater transformation.”

Spotlight: Oscar Niemeyer

08:00 - 15 December, 2015
Spotlight: Oscar Niemeyer, Cathedral of Brasília. Image © Brasilia
Cathedral of Brasília. Image © Brasilia

Oscar Ribeiro de Almeida Niemeyer Soares Filho, or simply Oscar Niemeyer, was one of the greatest architects in Brazil's history, and one of the greats of the global modernist movement. After his death in 2012, Niemeyer left the world more than five hundred works scattered throughout the Americas, Africa and Europe. Niemeyer attended the National School of Fine Arts in Rio de Janeiro in 1929, graduating in 1934. He began working with the influential Brazilian architect and urban planner Lúcio Costa also in 1932, a professional partnership that would last decades and result in some of the most important works in the history of modern architecture.

JJ House / Obra Arquitetos

09:00 - 13 December, 2015
JJ House / Obra Arquitetos, © Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon
  • Architects

  • Location

    Amparo, Amparo - SP, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge

    João Paulo Daolio, Thiago Natal Duarte
  • Area

    490.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon +24

Vila Nova Residence / Vasco Lopes Arquitetura

13:00 - 12 December, 2015
Vila Nova Residence / Vasco Lopes Arquitetura, © Maira Acayaba
© Maira Acayaba
  • Architects

  • Location

    Vila Nova Conceição, São Paulo - State of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge

    Vasco Lopes
  • Arquitect team

    Caroline Cursino
  • Area

    410.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

© Maira Acayaba © Maira Acayaba © Maira Acayaba © Maira Acayaba +17

Half-Slope House / Denis Joelsons + Gabriela Baraúna Uchida

12:00 - 11 December, 2015
Half-Slope House / Denis Joelsons + Gabriela Baraúna Uchida, © Pedro Kok
© Pedro Kok

© Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok +56

Studio Madalena / Apiacás Arquitetos

12:00 - 10 December, 2015
Studio Madalena / Apiacás Arquitetos, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    R. Madalena, 70 - Vila Madalena, São Paulo - SP, 05434-010, Brazil
  • Architects in Charge

    Anderson Freitas, Acácia Furuya, Pedro Barros
  • Area

    250.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Fernando Jaeger - Moema Store / SuperLimão Studio

15:00 - 8 December, 2015
 Fernando Jaeger - Moema Store  / SuperLimão Studio, © Maíra Acayaba
© Maíra Acayaba
  • Architects

  • Location

    Moema, São Paulo - SP, Brasil
  • Authors

    Antonio Carlos Figueira de Mello, Thiago Rodrigues, Lula Gouveia, Sergio Cabral
  • Collaborator

    Juliana Sae
  • Area

    600.0 m2
  • Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Maíra Acayaba © Maíra Acayaba © Maíra Acayaba © Maíra Acayaba +21

Paineira House / Bloco Arquitetos

09:00 - 6 December, 2015
Paineira House / Bloco Arquitetos, © Haruo Mikami
© Haruo Mikami
  • Architects

  • Location

    Brasília, Distrito Federal - Brasil
  • Autores

    Daniel Mangabeira, Henrique Coutinho e Matheus Seco
  • Co Authors

    Bruno Pessoa (interiors), Rodrigo Scheel (architecture)
  • Collaborators

    Victor Machado, Tatiana Lopes e Guilherme Mahana
  • Area

    390.0 m2
  • Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Haruo Mikami © Haruo Mikami © Haruo Mikami © Haruo Mikami +33

Spotlight: Lina Bo Bardi

12:00 - 5 December, 2015
Spotlight: Lina Bo Bardi, Sesc Pompéia. Image © Pedro Kok
Sesc Pompéia. Image © Pedro Kok

Lina Bo Bardi (December 4, 1914 – March 20, 1992) was one of the most important and expressive architects of 20th century Brazilian architecture. Born in Italy as Lina Achillina Bo, she studied architecture at the University of Rome, moving to Milan after graduation. In Milan, Bo Bardi collaborated with Gio Ponti, and later become editor of the magazine Quiaderni di Domus. With her office destroyed in World War II Bo Bardi, along with Bruno Zevi, founded the publication A Cultura della Vita. As a member of the Italian Communist Party, she met the critic and art historian Pietro Maria Bardi, with whom she would move permanently to Brazil.

Outsider Store / Bloco Arquitetos

13:00 - 3 December, 2015
© Joana França
© Joana França
  • Architects

  • Location

    Brasília - Brasilia, Brasilia - Federal District, Brazil
  • Authors

    Daniel Mangabeira, Henrique Coutinho and Matheus Seco
  • Area

    400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Joana França, Courtesy of Bloco Arquitetos

House Vale do Sol / Marcos Franchini

13:00 - 25 November, 2015
House Vale do Sol / Marcos Franchini, © Gabriel Castro
© Gabriel Castro

© Gabriel Castro © Gabriel Castro © Gabriel Castro © Gabriel Castro +21

Laboratories UFScar / Vigliecca & Associados

15:00 - 23 November, 2015
Laboratories UFScar / Vigliecca & Associados, © Leonardo finotti
© Leonardo finotti
  • Architects

  • Location

    UFSCar, São Carlos - SP, Brazil
  • Design Team

    Héctor Vigliecca, Luciene Quel, Ruben Otero, Ronald Werner Fiedler, Neli Shimizu (authors), Adda Ungaretti, Paulo Serra (team), Luci Maie (administration)
  • Area

    3593.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Leonardo finotti © Leonardo finotti © Leonardo finotti © Leonardo finotti +32